Information from Somerset County Council

Problem on the Road? Report it via this link:

http://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-transport/problems-on-the-road/

Somerset County Council – Temporary Road Closure of Milton Hill and Bridgwater Road

All traffic will be prohibited from proceeding along Milton Hill and Bridgwater Road from Bridgwater Road from A38 Canal Roundabout , north eastwards for 10m, including Milton Hill, northwards for 180m, a distance of 285 metres.

This order will enable SCC to carry out junction layout improvement works in this road.

The order will be effective from 3rd July 2017. A copy of the order is available below:

Road Closure Notice Milton Hill and Bridgwater Road July 2017

Somerset County Council – Highways Environmental Maintenance Information Sheet 2017

Grass cutting will commence on the rural A and B road network from Monday 8th May 2017

Environmental maintenance leaflet (2017)

Anyone planning a journey in Somerset can now find all the information they need to avoid unnecessary delays in one place – www.travelsomerset.co.uk.

The new mobile-friendly website, launched today by Somerset County Council, offers live updates of unplanned travel incidents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It also has a searchable map showing details of all current and future planned roadworks and road closures in Somerset.

The new website is complemented by the @TravelSomerset Twitter account which provides live updates directly from the County Council’s traffic control team. If you spot a problem which they’re not aware of, you can tweet them directly so they can help share this with the travelling public.

Cllr David Fothergill, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said:  “None of us want to waste our time stuck in traffic jams, so our goal was to provide a better, more reliable way for drivers to find out what’s going on out there.

“If you know in advance about planned roadworks, and are aware of any live incidents, you can make informed choices about how and when to travel, and which routes to take and which routes to avoid.

“I’m really excited about Travel Somerset and think it is going to be incredibly useful for anyone who regularly uses our roads.

“It’s also interactive, so you can get in touch with us through Twitter to give us live updates, which we can then share with the public. Hopefully this two-way flow of information will improve over time as more and more people join in, so please get involved and help us to help you.”

The new website also has information on buses and public transport, live departure boards for all Somerset’s train stations, flight details for local airports, and sections on walking and cycling. This will continue to be developed and improved in future.

When you first log on to the website, depending on your browser, you can choose to have live alerts about severe traffic incidents sent directly to your phone or device. The roadworks page also has a function allowing you to sign up for email alerts about planned roadworks and road closures on routes of your choice.

The Travel Somerset website can be found at www.travelsomerset.co.uk while the Twitter account is @TravelSomerset.

CAN YOU HELP? there is no longer a direct bus service from Monkton Heathfield to the Crown Medical, so help is URGENTLY needed. 

Volunteer drivers needed to
provide lifeline service

Somerset County Council is appealing for more volunteer drivers to help provide a vital lifeline for vulnerable adults and children.

The County Council currently provides transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users, ranging from the elderly to young children. This includes trips to hospital for medical appointments, or transport to day centres.

A dedicated army of nearly 200 fantastic drivers across the county currently act as volunteers, but the ageing population in Somerset means demand for transport is growing and more volunteers are needed.

Volunteer driving is a rewarding opportunity to get out and about, helping others and meeting new people, while providing a vital lifeline in your local community.

Anyone can be a volunteer – the only criteria is that drivers must be over 18, have use of their own four-door vehicle, and hold a full UK driving licence with no more than six points. Mileage expenses will be reimbursed at up to 50p per mile.

To find out more about volunteer driving, please contact Somerset You Can Do by phoning 01278 664180 or visit www.somerset.gov.uk/volunteering.

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